Several years ago, I took Lauren in to start orthodontic work. Because she still had many teeth to lose, but her top 4 were permanent, and a mess, they decided to treat those to at least make them straighter. I allowed it to be done, not thinking it was going to take every bit of the insurance orthodontic allowance!! I was quite shocked!! Braces went off, and yes her top teeth are straighter, and yes we got new dental insurance so we now have her $2500 allowance back, but we switched orthodontics.
I took Lauren, Kayley & Jacob in last week. Lauren has since lost all of her baby teeth (we had the last one pulled in November!), and so now she is ready for braces. Not this coming weeks appt, but the appt after that, she will get them on. This next appt is when she gags, slobbers and whatnot as she is getting molds... haha!! Kayley had 4 spacers put in at the last appt and the $300 appliance that she is getting on next to hold her molars together will come out of dental insurance, not the orthodontic insurance, which is nice. Jacob is going to be a hold different story, as his jaw is not aligned right, and he will be the most expensive yet, but not until another year or so. After thinking about it all, for the next 11+ years, we will have kids in braces and probably will have paid Dr. Kurt Anderson abt $15k!